New Favorite Fonts

New Favorite Fonts

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a post full of font goodness and it’s been for a very good reason. As much as I love and adore anything that is free, I’ve been swayed over to the paid font side. Gasp! There are so many swoon-worthy fonts that I’ve found, and since I use…

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How to Create Hand Drawn Typography

Hand drawn typography is all the rage right now and really — what’s not to love about it? Someone has poured their heart into creating a piece of art from beautiful words and I know that I’ve personally loved getting a chance to make some pieces to hang around my home and to share with you…

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DIY Wedding Gift

This past weekend I attended the wedding reception of one of my former students. I taught her way back in fifth grade and to say I feel old is an understatement! I was so grateful to her family for inviting me to share in such a special day. She was absolutely glowing and I felt so honored to…

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Simple Fall Wreath

Simple Fall Wreath

I’ve got another blast from the past post for you guys today! I put this simple fall wreath together nearly four years ago now, but I still love it as much as the first day I hung it on our front door. I hope you love how quickly this goes together! — I have always…

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Ice Cream Math Game Three Ways

This post originally appeared on 30 Handmade Days a few weeks back. Reagan hasn’t stopped playing with it since I put it together nearly a month ago, so I thought it needed to be shared here too. Enjoy! — The hot days of summer make me think of yummy ice cream and with a daughter…

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Why Handwriting is Important to Me

We live in a technologically-driven world; there’s no way around it. From computers to tablets to smartphones and everything in between, our kids are so much more exposed to technology in their daily lives compared to anything we experienced at their ages. While it’s crucial to be well-versed in all things electronics in this changing…

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Back to School Project Life Cards

It’s been eight glorious days of having my two older kidlets in school and we’re all a little happier now. Structure and a little “absence makes the heart grow fonder” works wonders for all of us. I figure it’s about time to start the documenting of the first day of school, so I put together…

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30+ Perfect Pasta Recipes

I’m always on the hunt for great ideas for dinners; it’s not like my family is going to happily skip a meal, right? I know that pasta dishes are almost always instant hits with even the most finicky of my eaters, so I thought I’d take a moment to round up 35+ perfect pasta recipes…

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Easy Cheesy Lasagna Recipe

One of my favorite meals that my mom ever made growing up was lasagna. There was nothing better! I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for lots of cheese and pasta, so it really was a match made in foodie heaven. While I’ve tweaked her original recipe quite a bit over the years, it’s…

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Simple Washi Tape Wrapping Paper

Simple Washi Tape Wrapping Paper

When Luke was going to his very first year of school – preschool, three years ago now – he was very excited to create a gift for his teacher and he wanted to be involved in as many aspects of the gift as possible, all the way down to the gift wrap. He was thrilled…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas Made Simple

Prepping and putting together for lunches for my kidlets can be quite the chore. It seems that there is never a battle over them actually packing their own lunch; our big issue comes down to the quality of the food they’re trying to sneak in. Because I’m trying to teach my children to be independent…

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35 Awesome Apple Recipes

35+ Awesome Apple Recipes

With fall coming up quickly, we’re fast approaching apple season. I love the crunchy tartness of this fresh fruit and really love to use it in as many of our family recipes as possible. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to round up 35+ awesome apple recipes so we can all…

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls

These yummy Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls originally appeared as a recipe on this blog three years ago and while the deliciousness of this breakfast treat hasn’t waned in the slightest over that stretch of time, it was time for a photography update to make these look as amazing as they taste. Let me tell you…

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